After just finishing the book Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, I couldn’t have been more pleased.
The first thing I noticed about this book is the way everything is described. From the characters to the setting, it continues to pull you deeper and deeper into the reading. The author takes his time on piecing together what each character is about and their personalities, or peculiarities, which is vital for this book. Each child has their own peculiar talent, which he states right when introducing them, but it’s the personalities of each that makes them distinctive. He takes it beyond how they feel or act and expresses the impact that other people and the environment has had on themselves.
The next thing I saw was how easy it was to be drug into the book. The exaggerated descriptions, compared to our world today, and use of metaphors make the writing simply jump out.
The author made the concept of taking Jacob’s, the main character, childhood stories, told by his now deceased grandfather, and turned them into reality. The author made Jacob’s edgy and brave, yet shy personality change throughout the book as he discovers more and more about these “stories”. One example of this is when he realizes he is peculiar himself, but the author didn’t stop there. The suspense continues on, making you want to see what his talents really are and why he is the one who can save the peculiar.
Overall, the book was one I couldn’t put down.